[Linux-aus] Notice of Linux Australia AGM to be held 2008/02/02

Jonathan Oxer jon at ivt.com.au
Tue Jan 8 11:26:52 UTC 2008

[This notice is officially for Linux Australia members on the "announce"
list, but I've copied it to the main linux-aus list because I want to
encourage interested people to participate and it's not too late to join
up as a member prior to the AGM and even to participate in the current
election. If you're on the linux-aus list but not sure if you're
actually an LA member please go to http://www.linux.org.au/membership/
for more information.]

Dear Linux Australia member,

This message is to give notice that Linux Australia, Inc will hold its
Annual General Meeting of Members on Saturday February 2nd 2008 at
11:00am EDST in the Grand Buffet room at the linux.conf.au conference in
Melbourne, Australia.

Members unable to attend the meeting may raise issues for the committee
to respond to either publicly, by mailing the linux-aus mailing list
[0], or privately by mailing the Committee directly [1].

The agenda for the meeting is as follows (also available online at [2]):

    * President's welcome
    * Confirmation of minutes of the 2007 AGM
    * Reports from 2007 office bearers
    * Presentation of financials for fiscal year ended 30 June 2007
    * Endorsement of committee activities
    * Announcement of results of the 2008 LA Committee election
    * Motion: Removal of explicit membership fee from Constitution [3]
    * Motion: Amendment to membership application process [3]
    * Motion: Changes to office-bearer election process [3]
    * Motion: Conversion of Committee to Council [3]
    * General business, questions from the floor
    * AGM close

Elections for the new LA committee will be conducted online [4], and all
members are welcome to participate. Members interested in serving on the
Committee are highly encouraged to nominate themselves for one or more
positions. The results will be verified and announced at the AGM, to the
"announce" list, to the "linux-aus" list, and on the Linux Australia
website [5]. The election site requires you to login, and if you no
longer have your membership username and password there are instructions
on retrieving your credentials at the website.

The minutes from the 2007 AGM will shortly be posted on the Linux
Australia Committee's wiki [6] and to the linux-aus mailing list for
members to review prior to the 2008 AGM. Voting will occur at the
meeting by show of hands. Members unable to attend in person may vote by
email to the committee no later than the 1st of February 2008.

The committee will ask that the members ratify that its activities as
detailed in the office bearers' reports were in accordance with the
organisation's aims. Those reports will also be made available to
members online as early as possible, and votes from members unable to
attend the AGM will be accepted up until a week after they are made
available for review.

On behalf of the committee I would like to thank you for your interest
in Linux Australia and involvement with the community to date, and
encourage you to pass on any questions or ideas you may have about the
organisation's future to the linux-aus list or the committee directly.

Membership in Linux Australia is currently free and does not expire. If
you would like your membership cancelled so as not to receive further
mails like this, please email secretary at linux.org.au indicating that.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Oxer
President, Linux Australia

[0] http://lists.linux.org.au/listinfo/linux-aus
[1] http://www.linux.org.au/about/ctte
[2] http://wiki.linux.org.au/Ctte/AGM2008
[3] http://wiki.linux.org.au/Ctte/Constitutional_Amendments
[4] http://www.linux.org.au/membership/?page=elections
[5] http://www.linux.org.au/
[6] http://wiki.linux.org.au/Ctte/
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